Mike Mitchell to direct supernatural action comedy Monster Squad Mike Mitchell will direct Monster Squad, the long-gestating supernatural action comedy from Warner Brothers. The studio picked up the project, formerly known as Nightcrawlers as a spec by Brian Lynch in 2000. The project went through numerous writers, including Michael Arndt and Audrey Wells, as Warners sought to find a balance of laughs and chills. The new “Squad” centres on a neurotic father who must turn to a childhood tormentor to face his lifelong fear of the dark and the monsters who have haunted him. Brad Copeland penned the current script.